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by Janet Frame
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The autobiography of New Zealand author Janet Frame, dramatised for radio by Anita Sullivan.   Janet Frame was New Zealand's best known but least public author. The author of twelve novels, four story collections, one book of poetry and three volumes of autobiography, even at the height of her success Frame shunned publicity, which had the effect of making the media and her readership even more intrusively interested. Frame's story is extraordinary. As her biographer Michael King said,...
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by Elizabeth Bowen
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Elizabeth Bowen's classic novel dramatised in three-parts by Margaret Steward. Stars Sara Kestelman as Mme Fisher, Sunny Ormonde as Karen, Susan Bovell as Naomi Fisher, John Duttine as Max, Ann Windsor as Aunt Violet, David King as Uncle Bill, Fiona Christie as Henrietta and Joshua Goodman as Leopold. Music by Anthea Gomez. Producer: Sue Wilson Episode 1 From her deathbed, the sinister Madame Fisher weaves the lives of young Henrietta and Leopold as she manipulated others before them. But who...
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by Don Webb
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Dark thriller by Don Webb. Alan Morgan is a salesman; he spends a lot of time away from home. A series of violent crimes is committed across the north. The only lead is a photo-fit reconstruction of the robber's face - it is the spitting image of Alan. Alan - Shaun Dooley Perkins - Greg Wood Cheshire - James Quinn Jill - Fiona Clarke Berry - Roger Morlidge Margaret - Ruth Alexander-Rubin. Produced by Gary Brown
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by Louis Nowra
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A couple arrive at an old hotel in the Blue Mountains - a breathtakingly dramatic beauty spot in New South Wales. Gavin has come to work on the renovations. The building used to be a Victorian spa. He has brought his wife Esther for a holiday hoping that the she will find the setting restorative. Esther a pianist, hasn't played for a while but she noodles away on the piano in the hotel ballroom and a strange tune comes to her. Esther becomes convinced that the music has something to do with...
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by Andrew Doyle
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John is a young gay man living in Edinburgh in 1967. Homosexuality is about to be legalised in England, but not in Scotland. When John takes up lodgings with the enigmatic Mrs Margaret Bailey, he begins to experience what life as a conventional straight man could be like. But Margaret is no ordinary house-wife; she's slowly turning John into a replica of her husband. And John's beginning to like it. Haunting drama by Andrew Doyle.  Young John...... Sam Swann Older John ...... Richard Greenwood...
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by Valerie Georgeson
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Ian and Alix have spent a great deal of time and energy restoring Craydelsend, an old house in the Pennines, to its original state. But their happiness is threatened by the ghost of somebody who lived and suffered there 300 years ago.  Alix ..... Elizabeth Bell Ian ..... Alan Rothwell Gus ..... Harry Markham Estate Agent ..... Peter Wheeler Lizzie and Alice ..... Rosalyn Knight Mary ..... Meg Johnson Joe ..... Alan Meadows Doctor Sutcliffe ..... Sandra Voe Produced and directed by Alfred...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Georges Simenon
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Georges Simenon is best known for Maigret but he published scores of other novels - many of them tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of small lives confounded by fate and circumstance. Ronald Frame dramatises a Simenon story set in a night club in Cannes in 1958. Celita is the mistress of the club owner - but she faces a younger rival for her lover's affections when he hires a sensational new dancer. Dramatised by Ronald Frame. Directed by Bruce Young.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Trezza Azzopardi
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An adaptation of Trezza Azzopardi's new novel, a compelling psychological thriller involving a young woman with a secret in her past.  During a rainy summer Maggie arrives for a job interview at a large house in the country. The house is empty apart from Kenneth, an elderly man, who wants a secretary to do an unusual live-in job. He wants someone to listen to his music collection, and transcribe his impressions and memories connected to each piece of music. Kenneth is odd, isolated, perhaps on...
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by Rosamond Lehmann
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Dusty Answer is English author Rosamond Lehmann's first novel, published in 1927.  It records the education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic father and socialite mother. Judith grew up in the seclusion of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family whose children - cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin drift in and out of her life. Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw Narrator ..... Julia Hills  Judith ........
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by Joyce Porter
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Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter, set in the 1970s, dramatised by Paul Mendelson. Chief Inspector Dover's annual seaside break becomes a busman's holiday with the death of a local policeman. Was it suicide and was it linked to the recent murder of a well-known gangster? It's another strange case for Scotland Yard's laziest detective. Chief Inspector Dover ...... Kenneth Cranham Sgt McGregor ...... Stuart McQuarrie Chief Constable ...... Philip Madoc Mrs Dover ...... Carolyn Pickles Sgt...
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by Paul Mendelson
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Comedy thriller adapted from Joyce Porter's novel by Paul Mendelson, set in the 1960s, featuring Scotland Yard's most unwanted man, Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover, and his long-suffering gofer, Sergeant McGregor. A young woman, Isabel Slatcher,has been in an irreversible coma for months after being shot outside her local church in a small northern town. Now she has been smothered - murdered. Who killed her? Was it the person that shot her and why have they waited until now to complete their evil...
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Voices From The Grave is a series of four chilling and intimate dramas, inspired by existing ghost stories from around Britain. The writers make these stories more than simply scary - they are studies of humanity, love, rage and despair, of passion, longing and pain. 50 Berkeley Square The most haunted house in Victorian London is set to give up its dark secret. 100 years back in time, Molly discovers that passion never dies. Dylan Ritson's horror stars Harry Myers, Sophie Roberts and John...
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by Daphne du Maurier
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Series of adaptations of Daphne Du Maurier's famous short stories. 1 - The Chamois   When Stephen decides to go to Greece, it's for one reason only: to rid himself of a secret fear - a fear so painful that he'll try anything to conquer it. Starring Christopher Cazenove as Stephen, Anna Cropper as his wife, Alexis Gallnos as the Storekeeper, Gabriel Woolf as the Storyteller and Nikolas Janis as Zus. Dramatised by Michael Bartlett Producer: Derek Hoddinott 2 - The Alibi   To change your life...
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Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of small lives confounded by fate. Ronald Frame dramatises three of these stories beginning with the obsessive affair between a lawyer and a jewel thief. When her plan to rob a jeweller's shop goes wrong, Yvette - young, beautiful and dangerously impulsive - asks middle-aged lawyer, Lucien, to defend her in court. When he wins the case they begin an affair...
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Thomas and Kat go on holiday to the Western Isles. But the psychic detective is soon drawn into a dangerous game with a celebrated actor. Thomas Soutar - Robin Laing Kat - Julie Duncanson Richie - Steven McNicoll Guy - Laurie Brown DI Crawford - Simon Tait Cameron - Haris Young Produced and directed by Bruce Young. 
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's gentle psychic detective returns for another investigation - one which will surprise him more than anyone. Thomas Soutar is asked to investigate the disappearance of a family friend. It's believed the missing man may have committed suicide. The voices in Thomas's head suggest a different explanation - but before he can solve the mystery he's shocked by a revelation about a secret hidden deep in his own past. And what is the secret Mrs. Soutar cannot share with her son?...
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by Liz Mickery
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Theft of a dead person's identity is one the UK's fastest growing crimes. But what if the dead decide it's time to reclaim their souls? A contemporary ghost story by leading TV thriller writer Lizzie Mickery starring Helen Bradbury as Clare, John Hollingworth as Philip and Lucas Smith as Tom. Clare opens her door to a meter reader, guides him to the cellar and watches him go down. But he doesn't come up. How can he have vanished into thin air? Clare doesn't sleep that night. No one believes...
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by Glen Chandler
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Haunted - Tales of the Supernatural The Late Departure by Glen Chandler Peter Harrington is a 43-year-old workaholic who is over-weight, a smoker, and has high blood pressure. His business associates and wife keep telling him that he will drop dead one day if he doesn't completely change his lifestyle. One day, after another hectic day at work, he runs to the station to catch the 11:00 p.m. train home. As he sits in one of the compartments, time starts to drift past 11:00 p.m. with no train...
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by Roy Williams
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Hard-hitting contemporary crime stories With Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun Episode 1 - Colin The story of Colin. Colin's wife and daughter have been brutally attacked in their home, but no-one seems to have broken in. When the truth finally comes out, even Max is taken aback.. Episode 2 - Jonny The story of Jonny. When the defendant in a rape case is found innocent, Max just can't seem to let it go. Episode 3 - Kellie The story of Kellie. Sean agrees to go for a drink with his old...
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Chronicles of Ait -The Saxon Stones finds author and one-time TV historian Linus Scott returning to the remote east coast settlement of Ait to attend the funeral of his childhood mentor, Kenrick, a scholar of Old English who had rescued the young boy from a problem background. But also attending the ceremony is a stranger, Alice Pyper, who, to Scott's surprise, appears to have had some connection to the deceased man. When Alice begins snooping around Kenrick's house, Scott confronts her, and...
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by Patricia Highsmith
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Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller. A rich young man arrives at Belle Ombre. He and Tom end up having to fight for their lives in sexually-ambiguous, underworld Berlin. Tom Ripley...Ian Hart Frank Pierson...Nicholas Hoult Heloise...Helen Longworth Lily Pierson...Janice Acquah Reeves Minot...Paul Rider Eric Lanz...Jonathan Tafler Ralph Thurlow...Philip Fox Max...Matt Addis Dramatist Stephen Wyatt Director Steven Canny and Claire Grove.
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by Alan Harris
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It's 1801 and Lighthouse keepers Howell and Griffith are posted to 6 weeks on the Smalls - a desolate rock 20 miles off the Pembrokeshire coast. But the two men share a past. Because of what happens next, lighthouses would never again have only a crew of two. Based on a true story. Howell - Paul Rhys Griffith - Ifan Huw Dafydd Directed by James Robinson
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by Emile Zola
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Dramatisation by Diana Griffiths of the novel by Emile Zola, set in mid-19th century Paris. Episode 1   Therese is forced by her aunt to marry her sickly son, Camille. However, upon moving to Paris, she and her lover Laurent conspire to murder Camille so that they may love freely. Episode 2   Therese and Laurent have murdered Camille and are free to marry. Their wedding night is not joyous - it is a night of terror, and each night is the same as they feel the ghost of Camille infiltrate...
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's third play about a Glasgow psychic who uses his gifts to help police investigations. When Thomas Soutar agrees to help in the search for a music student who has been missing for a year, he becomes obsessed by the missing girl in ways that he had not expected. Thomas - Robin Laing Natasha - Anita Vetesse Mrs Soutar - Sheila Donald Mr Paris - James Macpherson Mrs Paris -  Cara Kelly Mrs Collins - Juliet Cadzow Guest House Manager - John-Paul Hurley Carol - Patricia...
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by Karen Brown
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Inspired by a true story - An ambitious policeman is duped. Dean Ellis believes his life is coming together; he gets the new job in Fraud, the new girlfriend, and then everything falls apart. Dean Ellis - Matthew McNulty Jen - Rachel Leskovac Ian - Craig Gallivan Laura - Rachel Austin Sgt Walker - Roger Morlidge DI Edwards - Hugh Simon Produced and directed by Pauline Harris
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by Georges Simenon
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Inspector Jules Maigret is one of the world's best known fictional detective. Created by Georges Simenon, the pipe-smoking, gruff French Detective has inspired countless TV series and feature films. Although most of Simenon's work is available in English, it was originally written in French. Read by Nicholas Le Prevost. Directed by Carrie Rooney.   Episode 1   When a lorry crashes into a stationary car, it seems like a straightforward accident. But suspicions are soon aroused, as Inspector...
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by Julian Symons
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In Julian Symons's psychological thriller, John Wilkins, an unhappily-married man, is charged with the brutal murder of a young woman he admires. Wilkins is subject to blackouts and can't remember anything.  Writer: Julian Symons Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Director: Claire Grove John: Tom Smith May: Clare Corbett Sheilla: Lydia Leonard Uncle Dan: Don McCorkindale Newton: Geoffrey Whitehead Mrs Wilkins: Frances Jeater Hayley: Andrew Hamson Dr Andreadis: Ioan Meredith Bill: Ben Crowe Mr...
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by George du Maurier
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1 - In 19th-century Paris, an artist's model comes under the spell of the original Svengali, an extraordinary man with strange healing powers, who can transform even the tone-deaf Trilby into someone with a remarkable voice.  2 - Trilby has started modelling for the two students in Paris, but is fascinated yet repelled by the infamous Svengali who seems to have a hold over her.  3 - In 19th-century Paris, the young English artist Billee has fallen in love with Trilby, but she is mesmerised by...
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by Richard Hull
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The Murder of My Aunt: John Peacock's adaptation of Richard Hull's novel, written in the 1930s. Edward tries to rid himself of his extremely annoying relation, but finds the task more difficult than he thought. Edward Powell - Adam Godley Mildred Powell - Marcia Warren Dr. Spencer - Hugh Dickson Mary - Rachel Atkins Cook - Susan Jameson Produced by Gordon House Directed by Jane Morgan
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's Glasgow psychic detective returns for a new and disturbing case. Thomas suffers a crisis of confidence when he is asked to investigate a potential serial killer. An old girlfriend, Kat, persuades him to take a break, but when they drive north for a few days, Thomas soon becomes convinced that they are being followed. Directed by Bruce Young. Thomas -  Robin Laing Kat -  Daniela Nardini Young Man -  Iain Robertson Mrs Soutar -  Sheila Donald Crawford -  Simon Tait WPC...
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by Rosemary Timperley
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An amnesiac seeks answers in the house where he was traumatised as a child.  'When I saw the outside of the house I knew it. And that staircase - I knew that. And the tree outside your window - that's an old friend.' Colin: Trader Faulkner Anne: Kate Binchy Mr Lord: Ronald Herdman Miss Craig: Marjorie Westbury Richard Harrow: Francis de Wolff Sister Norley: Katherine Parr Mr Brown: William Eedle Produced by Betty Davies
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by Dorothy Whipple
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Series of stories by Dorothy Whipple, an often overlooked writer of the interwar years who was described by JB Priestley as 'the Jane Austen of her age'.  Episode 1 - Wednesday A divorced mother prepares for another painful meeting with her estranged children. Read by Stella Gonet. Episode 2 - Family Crisis Highly respectable Mr Parker loses his composure when his daughter's departure threatens his orderly life. Read by Neil Dudgeon. Episode 3 - The Handbag A councillor's neglected wife lays a...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Cath Staincliffe
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When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Susan Pellier, a 73 year-old recluse, died intestate with no known next of kin, Dan and Rachel's quest to find an heir leads them to a heartbreaking discovery. Dan.....William Ash Rachel.....Claire Keelan Morelli.....Russell Dixon Barbara.....Kellie Shirley Susan.....Ellie Meigan Rose...
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by Ruth Rendell
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Philip loved Flora, the statue that used to stand in the garden.  Later Philip meets Senta, his sister's bridesmaid, who looks just like Flora … but does horror lie behind beauty? Starring Jamie Glover and Rachel Lewis, Peter Wingfield and Oona Beeson.  Dramatised By: Betty Davies Director: Tracey Neale Philip:: Jamie Glover Senta: Rachel Lewis Christine: Frances Jeater Fee: Rachel Atkins Darren: Michael Onslow Clieryl: Oona Beeson Gerard: James Taylor Roy: Lyndam Gregory Mrs Ripple:...
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by Anonymous
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Haunted - Tales of the Supernatural The Dead Man of Varley Grange - by Anonymous Jack is set for a good time in a friend's new property but why do strange rumours persist?  Stars George Baker.
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by Iris Murdoch
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Jeremy Irons stars Iris Murdoch's 1978 Booker prize winning novel, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Charles Arrowby, a distinguished theatre-director, decides to retire to a remote house by the sea in order to write his memoirs. After encountering his adolescent love, he sets out on a mission to reclaim her and, in so doing, redeem the misdemeanours of his past. But a young man appears with a mission of his own.  Charles Arrowby - Jeremy Irons Lizzie Scherer - Joanna David Gilbert Opian - Anthony...
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A selection of dark and devious tales.  Crime writing at its twisted best... 1 - Unwanted Presence Parents - how can you be sure that your child isn't evil? Rory Kinnear reads a cautionary tale by Lynda La Plante. 2 - In Pursuit of the Uneatable A simple case of hunt sabotage turns out to be far more than it seems. Brian McGilloway's unnerving tale read by Eugene O'Hare. 3 - Catch 13 Will two bungling would-be robbers in a petty art heist have the last laugh after all? James Fleet reads Andrew...
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Atmospheric thriller by Alastair Jessiman. A woman missing since 1945 is seen in a deserted guest house. Glasgow's psychic detective investigates. Thomas's mother has been forced to close her guest house due to emergency building work. An old friend, retired hotelier Jack Cameron, offers her the use of his guest house, now lying empty. Reluctant to allow his mother to stay in the house alone Thomas persuades his girlfriend Kat to stay with them. He confesses to Kat that he's been fascinated by...
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by Neil Noon
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England has been ravaged by floods. Father Ford, a young vulnerable priest, has been sent by his Bishop to a particularly bleak and windswept part of England to assess the viability of continuing worship in a grim little village church, flood-ravaged and isolated. There he meets what seems to be the hamlet's one remaining resident, Perry. But, as time passes, the two men start to believe they are not alone after all. A profound, poetic and haunting multi-layered drama by Neil Noon, starring Lee...
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by Ellen Dryden
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A haunting story about a woman's struggle to come to terms with the truth.  Emma is having trouble sleeping, she's having terrible nightmares. London is feeling claustrophobic. So when Emma unexpectedly inherits a lonely, dilapidated country cottage and a small fortune from a Great-Aunt Florence she's never met, she's hopeful of a new beginning. But the nightmares continue. Until, that is, she starts to uncover the secrets of Great Aunt Florence. Emma - Lyndsey Marshal Abigail - Anna...
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by Guy de Maupassant
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Dramatisation by Frances Byrnes of Guy de Maupassant's story of political corruption in the newspaper world of 19th-century France and the inexorable rise of Georges Duroy - 'Bel Ami' - a charming, ruthless manof little talent but plenty of ambition. Episode 1   Bel Ami is making the perfect match with a society heiress but his past is about to catch up with him, in the shape of Mme de Marelle, his long-term mistress. Episode 2   Bel Ami's first wife and mistress are in the church to see...
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by Mary Wesley
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With Britain on the edge of war, five cousins and their friends stay at a house with a fragrant lawn stretching down to the Cornish cliffs. Sian Phillips reads the Second World War family saga.  Episode 1  A Cornish house with a fragrant lawn links five cousins through war and adulthood.  Episode 2  As the sirens sound for the Second World War, Monica has good reason to be worried.  Episode 3 As Calypso weds wealthy Scotsman Hector Grant, the other cousins must move on.  Episode 4 The...
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by Nick Stafford
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A stranger seeks shelter at an isolated farmhouse in the depths of winter. The occupants, Jack and Mavis, put him in an upstairs room, sparking a sinister chain of events - and an investigation into what has really been going on... Nick Stafford's supernatural tale stars Philip Jackson as Jack, Kate Rutter as Mavis, Jonathan Tafler as Ellis and Stephen Critchlow as Colin. Directed by Claire Grove.
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by Emile Zola
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Emile Zola 's powerful novel, set in 19th-century Paris, is dramatised by Melissa Murray. The heroine is forced to marry her sickly cousin and, as a consequence, embarks on a journey of passion, lust, murder and revenge. Starring Helen McCrory as Thérèse Raquin and Alex Jennings as Laurent LeClaire  With Anna Massey. Julian Rhind-Tutt , John Rowe. Gerard McDermott. Christopher Wright. Brian Parr, Rachel Atkins, William Wortley and Bernadette Windsor.  Dramatised By: Melissa Murray Directed...
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by Guy de Maupassant
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While on a visit to a traditional Twelfth Night celebration at his old friend Chantal’s home, the narrator, Gaston, is unexpectedly selected for the title of ‘king’ (it’s a ‘tradition’ thing). Forced to select his ‘queen’ he settles on the Chantal’s housekeeper, Mademoiselle Pearl. Now looking upon Mademoiselle Pearl with a new found curiosity – while at the same time realising that the Chantal’s treat the Mademoiselle as something more than a housekeeper – Gaston...
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by Sylvia Plath
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Sylvia Plath's haunting and only novel tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a talented girl with a prestigious internship on a magazine in New York in 1953. With dreams of becoming a writer and an impressive track record of scholarships and prizes, Esther seems to have it all - and knows she should be 'having the time of her life'. But between the cocktail parties and the piles of manuscripts, unsatisfactory men and the choices ahead, she finds herself spiralling into confusion and depression....
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Glasgow's disused underground tunnels are the hunting ground for an injured ex-soldier who threatens to kill three men he holds responsible for cheating him out of an inheritance. When one of the men under threat goes missing, Glasgow psychic, Thomas Soutar, helps police in their search - but Thomas and his girlfriend, Kat, soon find there's danger much closer to home. Thomas - Robin Laing Kat - Julie Duncanson Brodie - Simon Donaldson George - Finlay Welsh DI Crawford - Stevie Hannan Paul -...
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Hoarder of horror Lovecraft returns to share three more chilling tales. Episode 1 - Connected  By Melissa Murray When her brother-in-law is killed in a car crash, Steph is overcome with sadness. One day, feeling maudlin, she rings his mobile number. She just wants to hear his voice really. The next day he rings her back... Steph ..... Fiona Glascott Ray ..... Joseph Kloska Jamie ..... Piers Wehner Lovecraft ..... Stephen Hogan Mother ..... Kate Layden Jan / Flight Attendant ..... Melissa...
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by Georges Simenon
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On one of those rare days when all is quiet at the Quai des Orfèvres Maigret receives a visit from the mild-mannered toy salesman (at the Magasins du Louvre) Xavier Marton. Marton thinks that either his wife is trying to poison him or he is just crazy. Then Mme. Marton also shows up leaving Maigret rather bemused. Worried about his own wife's health and musing over his marriage, Maigret decides to investigate despite an order from the public prosecutor not to. When a body finally shows up, the...
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The Babysitter by Alison Prince  Read by Haydn Jones  The Haunted Bathroom by Winifred Finlay and Gillian Hancock  Read by Henry Stamper  She was Afraid of Upstairs by Joan Aiken  Read By Miriam Margolyes At The River-Gates by Philippa Pearce  Read by Haydn Jones  Not great quality recordings - if anyone has better please share!  Missing is "Who's a Pretty Boy Then?" by Jan Mark adapted by Elizabeth Lindsay and produced by Dan Garrett but I have a more recent reading of this...
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by William Trevor
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When a young American girl, an elderly British general and a German traveller survive a terrorist bomb attack on an Italian train, romantic novelist Mrs Delahunty finds a new purpose in life in caring for this unlikely group.  Director -  Shaun MacLoughlin Mrs Delahunty - Prunella Scales Aimee -  Vanessa Mean The General - Peter Jeffrey Otmar - Richard Pearce Quinty -  Sean Barrett Professor Riversmith -  Peter Whitman Dr Innocenti -  Gianpiero Porcaro Signora Bardini - Gilllan Goodman...
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by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
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The murder of a woman in a small village outside Malmö in Southern Sweden wouldn't normally warrant the attentions of Detective Inspector Martin Beck and his team. But this woman lived next door to a man who has already killed once, and the press are taking a lot of interest in the case. Beck and Kollberg aren't getting anywhere when a teenage shootout between two teenage boys and the police not far away starts a series of events that eventually leads them to the killer, and sets the seal on a...
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by R Chetwynd-Hayes
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Haunted - Tales of the Supernatural Which One? by R Chetwynd-Hayes A fire warden team are put to the test during a 1940 bombing raid. Will they all survive?  Stars Reginald Marsh.
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by Charlotte Bronte
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Dramatisation of Charlotte Bronte's novel, published posthumously, about a man who comes to work as a professor at an all-girl's school.  Starring Paul Venables. Adapted by Rachel Joyce Produced and directed by Tracey Neale Episode 1 - A young man escapes a dreary clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in Belgium.  Episode 2 - Now teaching in Belgium, William angers the headmistress when he falls for a young woman he is tutoring.
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by James M Cain
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Walter Huff has a good steady job in the insurance business and leads a quiet life. Then he meets and falls in love with Phyllis, an unhappily married woman, enquiring about accident insurance for her husband.They come up with a plan in which Phyllis's husband will die an unlikely death, by falling from a moving train. The 'accidental' nature of his demise will trigger the 'double indemnity' clause of the policy, forcing the insurance company to pay the widow twice the normal amount. The couple...
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by Alastair Jessiman
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First in a series of off-beat thrillers about a psychic detective. Police call in a psychic to help find a missing woman. Thomas Soutar is adept at solving crimes - but is his extraordinary gift a blessing or a curse?  Thomas - Jimmy Chisholm Mrs Soutar - Sheila Donald DC Sharon Webb - Julie Austin Mrs Allsop - Mary Riggans Mhairi - Kathryn Howden Calum - Chris Young Duncan/Attendant - James Bryce Producer - Bruce Young Director - Bruce Young
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A journalist goes missing after building up a dossier on a powerful crime family. Thomas is brought in by police to investigate his disappearance. Thomas Soutar - Robin Laing DI Crawford - Simon Tait DS Gilhoolie - David Ireland DCI Waller - Lewis Howden Kat - Julie Duncanson Tyler - Alasdair Hankinson Liz - Lucy Hollis Other parts are played by the cast. Produced and directed by Bruce Young
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Nine ghost stories for Christmas  Dramatised by Robin Brooks. Directed by Clive Brill At a Christmas party, the young Rebecca West meets a mysterious stranger. Literary passions, among others, are aroused. What does it take to tell a good ghost story? A challenge is proffered, a battle of wits begins, as does a descent into dark imaginings.   The Red Room: 1: Eveline's Visitant  by Mary Braddon Cissie: Lia Williams Hugh: Ciaran Hinds Violet: Amanda Root Hector: Charlie Simpson The Red Room:...
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During the First World War, a child’s sudden and inexplicable death disturbs the peace of a quiet Welsh community. But the death of the child is only the beginning of a terror that will strike not only at the village, but nature itself. Dramatised by Pat Hooker  Directed by Gerry Jones Dr Lewis: Douglas Blackwell Secretan: Sam Dastor Remnant: Manning Wilson Merritt: Danny Schiller Llewelyn: Sion Probert Thomas Griffiths: Stephen Garlick Mrs Roberts: Elizabeth Morgan Old Griffiths: Derek...
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Episode 1 - Rod The story of Rod, a Premier League footballer accused of rape, who discovers his skill, wealth and fame make no odds in a police station. DS Max Matthews ..... Kenneth Cranham DC Sean Armitage ..... Alex Lanipekun Rod Tyler ..... Joe Sims Helen Cottol ..... Katie Angelou Mother ..... Tracy Wiles Directed by Jessica Dromgoole Episode 2 - Jermaine The story of Jermaine, a ruthless and amoral young gang member, who Max and Sean find disturbingly keen to confess. DS Max Matthews...
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Three tales by Emile Zola, dramatised by Kelvin Segger.  A dead man wakes in horror as everyone around him prepares his funeral; another man is killed by advertising and a third postpones his dream for far too long. Cast includes Michael Maloney, Norman Bird and Struan Rodger. Directed by Peter Leslie Wild. 
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by Ruth Rendell
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Mary Jago's troubles begin when partner Alastair beats her up for making an anonymous donation of her bone marrow. She flees to house-sit a Georgian mansion in London's Regents Park, apparently safe at last but where she is lonely and her only company is the departing occupants' dog, a shih-tzu called Gushi. Against her grandmother's advice Mary plans to meet the recipient of her bone marrow, a young man from a local housing estate called Leo Nash.  Other characters include: Leslie Bean, a 70...
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by Doris Lessing
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Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. Adapted by Tina Pepler from the Nobel Prize-winning author's first novel. Stars Alison Pettit and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Episode 1 Mary Turner, the wife of a failed white farmer, is trapped by increasing poverty and tragedy. Episode 2 Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end. Mary - Alison Pettitt Mary - Tracy-Ann Oberman Charley Slatter - Miles Anderson Pheobe Slatter - Estelle Gola Dick - Andrew Wincott Tony - Tom George Denham -...
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What evil influences the two beautiful children at Bly? Their new governess is both fascinated and repelled in Henry James's classic Victorian tale of horror.  Storyteller: Jonathan Adams Governess: Charlotte Attenborough Mrs Grose: Rosemary Leach Miles: Sam Crane Flora: Sara Jane Derrick Master of By: Michael Tudor Barnes Coachman: John Church Music by Wilfredo Acosta  Dramatised by John Tydeman Directed by Glyn Dearman 
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Jeremy Swift stars as Dr. Joe Aston, a forensic psychologist working in the controversial field of "recovered memory", on attachment to the police in Teeside. Episode 1 - Taken By Surprise    A financial adviser is abducted and only released when his employer pays the ransom. Joe resorts to unorthodox methods to secure a positive identification of the main suspect. Dr Joe Aston ......... Jeremy Swift  DC Geoff Patten ...... Paul Brennen  DI Anne Reynolds ..... Janet Dibley  Bill...
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by Roald Dahl
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Celebrating the centenary year of his birth(1916), a dramatisation of Dahl's autobiographical adventures. Adapted by Lucy Catherine and directed by Helen Perry Episode 1   Beginning aboard the SS Mantola, Dahl sets sail for Africa at the tender age of 22. He experiences the remnants of colonial British life, filled with eccentric characters, and is thrown into a world as bizarre and surprising as any you will find in his fiction. "Life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a...
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Six years ago, Helen dreamt her first husband died - and now the dream has started again. Starring Nigel Anthony as Paul, Sean Barrett as Roger, Sheila Grant as Helen and Alan MacNaughton as Andrew. Jean: Rosalind Shanks Sue Harris: Tammy Ustinov Mr Bruce: Manning Wilson Waitress: Alison Draper Barmaid: Josie Kidd Bus driver: Fred Bryant Radiophonic Sound by Paddy Kingsland Directed by Ian Cotterell
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by M R James
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Episode 1 - Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artefact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Glover. Episode 2 - The Tractate Middoth Derek Jacobi introduces the classic ghost story of Doctor Rant and the strange goings-on in the library. Stars Sam Dale. Episode 3 - Lost Hearts Derek Jacobi introduces the classic tale of orphan Stephen's haunted dreams of two ghostly figures. Stars James D'Arcy. Episode 4 - The Rose Garden...
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Maigret and his fellow inspector Lognon find themselves trying to out-manoeuver each other when they investigate the case of a mysterious young woman whose new life in Paris is tragically cut short. With Maurice Denham - Chief Inspector Jules Maigret Michael Gough - Georges Simenon Sean Barrett - Inspector Janvier Garard Green - Inspector Lognon Nicolette McKenzie - Jeanine Armenieu Michael Tudor Barnes - Albert Falconi Gudrun Ure - Mme. Laboine  Noel Hood - Mme. Crêmieux  Anne Rosenfeld -...
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01 - Rocket Science A golden disc carried by the Voyager spacecraft turns up in a second-hand record shop in Margate, but someone wants it back. 02 - Funny How We Don't Talk Anymore What if you were to wake up in your coffin? What if you had a mobile phone? What if birds came home to roost? 03 Money Monster Single mum Penny finds herself up before the courts - but this is no ordinary court. With Stuart McLoughlin and Helen Longworth. 04 - Moonlight Serenade It's 1944 and a maverick crew must...
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by Roy Horniman
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Louis Mazzini wreaks revenge on the D'Ascoyne family, but is then arrested for the one murder he didn't commit. Ealing comedy adaptation with Harry Enfield as the D'Ascoyne family. Michael Kitchen - Louis Chalfont Mazzini Sibella - Lindsay Baxter Harry Enfield - the D'Ascoyne family. Edith D'Ascoyne - Haydn Gwynne Crown Counsel - Michael Denison Insp Burgoyne - David Lodge Elliott - Timothy Bateson Music by Barrington Pheloung Adapted by Gilbert Travis Thomas from the 1949 screenplay by Robert...
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by William Golding
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William Golding's classic story about a group of boys plane-wrecked on a deserted island. First published in 1954, William Golding's classic fable of mankind's capacity for good and evil is one of the masterpieces of 20th-century literature, so much so that has it long ago reached the status of a cultural referent. Judith Adams' four-part dramatisation captures the adventure, atmosphere and chilling undertones of Golding's tragic vision. Dramatised by Judith Adams, with Ruth Wilson narrating. ...
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by Albert Camus
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In Camus's classic existential novel Meursault refuses to pretend and is prepared to face alone the indifference of the universe.  Dramatised by John Retallack from the translation by Sandra Smith Directed by David Hunter Meursault - Alex Lanipekun Magistrate - Michael Bertenshaw Celeste - Arthur Hughes Chaplain - John Norton Prosecutor - Sean Murray Marie - Priyanga Burford Salamano - Sean Baker Raymond - Stephen Hogan Fifi - Sirine Saba Defence - David Seddon Nurse - Carys Eleri
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Daphne du Maurier's bittersweet love story, adapted by Moya O'Shea.  When Stella's daughter comes home to visit, she brings her new husband with her. A few surprises are in store. Stars Paula Wilcox and Alice Hart. Stella: Paula Wilcox Evan: Jonathan Firth Cherry: Alice Hart Robert: John Rowe Mrs Tucket: Susan Jameson Adapted by  Moya O'Shea.. Produced and directed by Tracey Neale
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True tales of murder from the days when police cars had bells and the men from the Yard word Trilby hats.  Episode 1 - The Surgeon's Knife Two bodies are found in a Scottish ravine. Dr Buck Ruxton's wife and maid are missing. Nick Ross looks back at a case of murder from 1935. With Marc Zuber, Anthony Bate and Timothy Carlton. Written by John Scotney. Producer: Mark Savage.  Episode 2 - Cabin 126  Can you be convicted of murder if there is no body? Nick Ross looks back at the death of the...
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by Clara Glynn
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Episode 1 - One of the Lads Did sexist bullying drive a high flying police woman out of her job? An employment tribunal has to decide if she was treated unfairly.  Suzy, ferociously bright and driven, rose rapidly through the ranks in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police. Over the years she didn't just cope with the situation - she thrived on it. But after a move to East Yorkshire Police her career went into a downward spiral. Suzy claims sexist bullying drove her out of the job she loved....
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by Clara Glynn
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Episode 1 - A Bad Night Out The first in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Following a drunken altercation in a town centre a man has been arrested and held in police custody overnight. But the events of that night are disputed and the case explores whether the police acted improperly and gave evidence that was not entirely accurate. Is there a case for paying compensation? Rebecca Nyman - Clare Corbett Barrister Charlie Haines - Dan Starkey Rafid - Danny Rahim...
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by Ruth Rendell
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Series of murderous crime thrillers, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Episode 1 - The Fever Tree  Will Tricia and Ford's fractured marriage survive a South African safari? Stars Paul Rhys and Tracy Wiles. Episode 2 - The Dreadful Day of Judgement As they clear up an abandoned graveyard, John, Gilly and Marlon's personal demons start looming larger. Stars Danny Sapani. Episode 3  - Thornapple Smitten by poisons, James is captivated by ruthless single mum Mirabel on a visit to her wealthy aunt....
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Someone is assaulting and killing young girls in the parks of Stockholm. With only a brutal mugger and a three year-old boy for witnesses, the investigation is stalling. It's only a tiny detail surfacing in Beck's mind that puts the murder squad on the trail of the killer, but will they get him before he strikes again? Translated by Alan Blair Dramatised by Katie Hims  Narrator 1 - Lesley Sharp Narrator 2 - Nicholas Gleaves Martin Beck - Steven Mackintosh Lennart Kollberg - Neil Pearson...
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A 1930s comedy thriller by Josephine Tey , dramatised by John Fletcher. The independent-minded daughter of a chief police constable meets a suspected killer on the run. With Steve Hodson, Stephen Thorne , Ben Crowe , Harry Myers , Geoffrey Whitehead. Frances Jeater and Priyanga Elan.  Dramatised by John Fletcher Directed by Tabitha Potts Tisdall: Giles Fagan Erica: Tilly Gaunt Pottinger: Steve Hodson Bergoine: Stephen Thorne Grant: Ben Crowe Albert Clay: Harry Myers Hopgood: Geoffrey Whitehead...
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Episode 1 - Original Features  By Christopher William Hill.  The first in a new series of chilling plays for winter nights. When Carl and Rob buy a flat in a nineteenth century house, it seems they've found their perfect home. With Carl away on business, Rob throws himself into restoring the flat, but he ends up with more of the original features than he had anticipated. Carl ..... Martin Hutson  Rob ..... Carl Prekopp  Jess ..... Adjoa Andoh Girl ..... Francine Chamberlain Answerphone...
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Police Inspector Maigret recounts the case of a man accused of the murder of his wife, and Maigret is unable to save the possibly innocent man from the guillotine Adapted for radio by Edward Bruce.  Produced and directed by Christopher Venning Maurice Denham - Chief Inspector Jules Maigret  Michael Gough - Georges Simenon  Sean Barrett - Inspector Janvier John Rye - Inspector Albert Lapointe  Robin Soans - The Newsboy  Alan Rowe - Adrien Josset  Richard Hampton - Coméliau, the Examining...
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by Patricia Highsmith
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Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller. Tom sets up a man he dislikes to carry out two perfect murders but an attack of conscience propels him on to a train to take on the Mafia. Tom Ripley...Ian Hart Heloise...Helen Longworth Madame Annette...Caroline Guthrie Reeves Minot...Paul Rider Jonathan Trevanny...Tom Brooke Simone Trevanny...Janice Acquah Gauthier...Philip Fox Marcangelo...Matt Addis Lippo...Sam Dale Dramatist Alan McDonald Director...
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by Robert Graves
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Charles Crossley believes he has the power to 'shout' people to death, to split their souls into pieces. During a country cricket match between the patients of the lunatic asylum where he resides and the local villagers, he tells the story of his magical powers and the effect it had on a local couple, Richard and Rachel, who inadvisedly invited him to their home. Adapted for radio by Martyn Wade from Robert Graves' short story, "The Shout", first published in his 1929 short story...
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by Iris Murdoch
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1 - Sex and religion come into conflict in this story of a lay community which is seriously disturbed by the arrival of an errant wife.  2 - A new bell is due to arrive at the Abbey, but Dora is haunted by the story of the old bell and of the death that it foretold. 3 - Raising the bell from the lake required almost supernatural strength, and Dora is determined to continue playing the witch in the holy community of Imber.  Dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell.  Michael Meade:...
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by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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Mike Walker's adaptation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's classic portrayal of life in Stalin's prison camps. With Neil Dudgeon, Philip Jackson, Paul Chan, Jonathan Tafler. Dramatized by Mike Walker Directed by Ned Chaillet. Ivan Denisovich....Neil Dudgeon Tiurin....Philip Jackson Alyoshka....Paul Chan Fetuikov....Jonathan Tafler Pavlo....Ben Onwukwe The Captain....Bruce Purchase Tsezar....Matthew Morgan Kolya....Marty Rea The Tartar....Stephen Critchlow Dovchenko....Ben Crowe Guard 1....Seun Shote...
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by Patricia Highsmith
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Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in the second of Patricia Highsmith's classic thrillers. With a dead man's money safely stowed in the bank Tom is living in luxury in a chateau in France with his beautiful French wife. But the clever art forgery which funds Tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered. Tom Ripley...Ian Hart  Heloise...Helen Longworth Bernard Tufts...Benedict Sandiford Jeff Constant...Stephen Hogan Madame Annette...Caroline Guthrie Murchison...Malcolm Tierney...
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by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell & Adelaide Anne Procter
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Marcia Warren and Alec McCowen star in a tale of an elderly woman who notes signs of life in a supposedly derelict house. Jointly written by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Procter. Episode 1  Eminent Victorian trio Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell tell of a woman's worries over an unsettling sign of life in a derelict house.  Episode 2  Will discovering the history of the derelict house solve the mystery of the strange watcher at the...
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Episode 1 A religious retreat in the Scottish Highlands becomes the venue for the final investigation by the psychic Thomas Soutar. He travels north, accompanied by his girlfriend Kat, but they discover that the extreme views of their host have alienated many people in the community, and a quiet few days away become unexpectedly life-changing when Thomas feels the full force of local resentment and has a fateful reckoning with his psychic abilities. Episode 2 During a visit to a religious...
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by Stephen Sheridan
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Two elderly librarians decide to emulate Miss Marple when a corpse is discovered in their crime section.  Starring Mary Wimbush with Doreen Mantle  Leighton Pugh Trevor Nichols John Evitts Elizabeth Morgan Alex Hutchinson Chris Stanton   Directed by David Blount
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01 - My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling An Englishman spends a chilling night in a spooky bungalow in India.  Read by Richard Pasco. 02 - The Man In The Bell by W E Aytoun A church bell ringer's trip up to the Belfry has terrifying consequences.  Read by Patrick Malahide. 03 - Caterpillars by E F Benson A man is terrorised by hideous apparitions in a haunted Italian villa.  Read by Patrick Malahide. 04 - Narrative Of The Ghost Of A Hand by M R James A mysterious print reveals a...
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Roseanna is the first in the Martin Beck series, written over ten years from 1965 - 1975 by the husband and wife writing team of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. Featuring the intriguing, dogged, intuitive complex figure of Detective Inspector Martin Beck and his colleagues in the National Police Homicide Department in Stockholm, the books set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandinavian crime fiction, and for much of the best crime fiction in Britain and America written since the 1960s. The...
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When Natasha Lonsdale, loving mother and respected businesswoman goes missing, neither her husband, her family or even her lover have any idea why. Natasha it appears had a secret life; a life which is now starting to unfold in both the newspapers and on the worldwide web with devastating results. Do any of us ever really know who any one else is - even after 20 years of marriage? Mark Lawson's, 'What do you Know?', suggests not. DCI Parsons - Roger Allam Natasha Lonsdale - Rebecca Saire...
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When, on the spur of the moment, Norman Huntley and his friend Henry invent an eighty-three-year-old woman called Miss Hargreaves, they are inspired to post a letter to their new fictional friend. It is only meant to be a silly, harmless game - until Miss Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep. She is, to Norman’s utter disbelief, exactly as he had imagined her: enchanting, eccentric, and endlessly astounding. He hadn’t imagined, however, how much havoc an imaginary octogenarian could wreak...
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Glasgow's psychic detective returns for a new case. A grieving daughter finds hundreds of cassette recordings made by a woman obsessed with her late father, a Professor of English. Thomas Soutar is hired to trace the identity of the woman behind the tapes - who styles herself the "Queen Of the Dead". Thomas - Robin Laing Kat - Julie Duncanson Sheila - Tamara Kennedy Miriam - Irene MacDougall Richie - Steven McNicoll Nurse - Amiera Darwish Produced and directed by - Bruce Young. 
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In The Abominable Man, Martin Beck is called in to work in the middle of the night to see the butchered body of a senior policeman. He begins to investigate, dogged by a sense that catastrophe is imminent and once again, his instinct is correct. Translator Thomas Teal Dramatised by Katie Hims  Narrator -  Lesley Sharp Narrator -  Nicholas Gleaves Martin Beck - teven Mackintosh Lennart Kollberg - Neil Pearson Gunvald Larsson - Ralph Ineson Einar Ronn -  Wayne Foskett Frederik Melander -...
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Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith's mischievous anti-hero with a taste for the finer things in life. In the first of five Ripley novels Tom is barely one step ahead of his creditors when a stranger offers him a free trip to Europe and a fresh start. Tom wants money and success and he is willing to kill for it. Tom Ripley...Ian Hart Dickie Greenleaf...Stephen Hogan  Marge Sherwood...Barbara Barnes Mr Greenleaf...Malcolm Tierney Mrs Greenleaf...Janice Acquah...
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In the fourth of the Martin Beck Killings, Beck is now a Detective Superintendant. But his promotion hasn't made him any more cheerful; if anything, it's only confirmed his gloomy belief that the best way tosolve crimes is by hard slog, dogged persistence, a grimly realistic view of human nature - and the occasional flash of sheer intuition. His team of colleagues, headed by Lennart Kollberg and Frederick Melander, are used to his stubborn ways and his frequent colds. His wife Inga isn't as...
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by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
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Martin Beck reluctantly takes on a security operation set up to protect a controversial American Senator from a terrorist attack whilst he is in Sweden on an official visit. Meanwhile, a young woman is accused of bank robbery. Translated by Joan Tate Dramatised by Katie Hims Narrator - Lesley Sharp Narrator - Nicholas Gleaves Martin Beck - Steven Mackintosh Kollberg - Neil Pearson Larsson - Ralph Ineson Einar Rönn - Wayne Foskett Frederik Melander - Adrian Scarborough Skacke - Sam Alexander...
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